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Claim Coronavirus Related Statutory Sick Pay

Claim Coronavirus Related Statutory Sick Pay


Claim Coronavirus Related Statutory Sick Pay

The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme has opened for applications today.

Small and medium sized employers with fewer than 250 members of staff can now apply to recover the costs of paying coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay (“SSP”) for two weeks.

The scheme will only cover SSP (currently £95.85 per week) and not any higher contractual or occupational sick pay that the employer has paid.

The scheme will cover up to two weeks of SSP from 13 March 2020 if an employee had coronavirus symptoms or they have self-isolated because someone they live with someone has symptoms.

Employers will also be able to reclaim two weeks of SSP for employees who were shielding because of the coronavirus from 16 April 2020.

Latest Update

The government has now extended Statutory Sick Pay (“SSP”) to include those individuals who have been told to isolate under the new test and trace system.

This means that anyone who has been notified that they have had contact with a person with coronavirus, and who is self-isolating for 14 days as a result, will be entitled to SSP.

Kerseys Solicitors Employment Law specialists are on hand to advise you further.

Please contact us at [email protected] or alternatively telephone Ipswich 01473 213311 or Colchester 01206 584584, where will be happy to arrange a telephone call or virtual online meeting with you.

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